Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I don't know about you, but when I hear the word "vacation" my mind automatically goes to the 80's Go Go's song.

Anyway, I spent the past week visiting family in NJ. The week was chock full of running from one place to another. It's weird I seem to appreciate all that the Tri-state area has to offer now that it is not readily available to me.

Enjoy the pictures of the many day trips to the Jersey Shore, The Bronx Zoo and of course a Mets game (and they won!)


In B14 news... I will be adding lots of new pieces now that I am relaxed and even more inspired. Be sure to check back at the shop soon!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Fabulous Friday Finds: Madison Craft Studio

Have you ever needed just a little something to brighten your day? Well, Madison Craft Studio is an entire shop full bright and fun little things. These fun pendants are made with beautiful origami papers in more colors and patterns than you could ever imagine.

I recently purchased these two pendants from Madison Craft Studio and I just love them!

They arrived very quickly and were exactly as listed. They are very well made and have brightened up the boring scrubs I have to wear everyday.

There are so many pendants to choose from that I already have some more on my wish list! I will definitely return to Madison Craft Studio when I have gifts to buy for friends.

Madison Craft Studio can be found on Etsy at

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Dreaming of the Beach

The past few days I have been dreaming of the beach. The ocean air, the sand and the breeze, all so wonderful.

"On the Beach" Is the newest addition to my Etsy shop. I fashioned the gorgeous Turquoise drop into a pendant. The turquoise is accompanied by some beautiful Coral cubes and of course the sterling silver chain.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Secret

My Secret
Originally uploaded by Below14th.
Everybody has secrets....

A lovely faceted dusty mauve, rose quartz briolette and a Hill Tribe silver rose. Both pendants are hung from an oxidized sterling silver chain.

The briolette measures 25mm and the chain measures 18 inches.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Fabulous Friday Finds

I took a few weeks off to work on some projects and load up on supplies. So this weeks Fabulous Friday Finds is all about So Ben Arts.

I was in need of a new business card and some stickers and Aimee did a fantastic job! The colors match the site perfectly and she is such a pleasure to work with.
Check out the new sticker design...

Sunday, May 06, 2007


Wow, two weekend shows in a row! They are a lot of work, but they are always so much fun!

This weekend I was at St. Andrews Spring Market in Raleigh. It was a great show. I met some really terrific and talented local crafters.

Now, that I a few weeks with no shows I have time to restock my shop. I have orders in on some new and fabulous beads and stones. Be sure to check back on some new designs in the next few weeks.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Wish Upon A Star

Wish Maker is my newest addition. The pendant on this sterling necklace features a sterling silver star, a champagne colored fresh water pearl and a gorgeous faceted aqua colored quartz briolette.

This Saturday I will be at the Spring Market at St. Andrews Methodist church. If you haven't picked up those Mother's Day gifts this would be the perfect opportunity.